The Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Marks Milestone with Founder Billie Jean King in a Ceremonial Lighting of the Iconic Empire State Building

May 2, 2024

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with sports icon, social justice pioneer and WSF Founder, Billie Jean King leading a ceremonial lighting of the iconic Empire State Building in WSF colors.

WSF is commemorating 50 Years of Changing the Game throughout 2024. Today marks the official 50 years-to-the-date when King founded WSF with a $5,000 check she won for being named the best female athlete of the year. Renowned for being one of the first organizations to recognize the powerful connection between sports, equity and society, WSF has grown to be a champion of the entire women’s sports ecosystem, carrying out King’s vision to pave a path to equity for girls and women both on and off the field of play. PRN